I took a walk on this gorgeous fall afternoon. The blue sky was akin to that of the wide open spaces of Montana’s Glacier National Park.
Before I set out on my journey, I donned my headphones and started listening to a recording…before podcasts were a thing. I have listened to this recording before and read the book a few times, in fact, but today it took on new meaning, due in part, to where I find myself at this point in my life.
This place where I find myself is one of turmoil and emotionally upheaval, and not one bit of my choosing. As I listened, I was reminded that the opposite of what we are currently experiencing is just around the next corner, if we allow God to lead us in the way He would have us go, and show us the lessons He wants us to learn.
This is the time we get to choose which way we will go. Will we turn to God, the Creator of all things, who never leaves us or forsakes us no matter how bad it gets, or will we get angry and decide to walk away from the faith we have held on to for so long?
Is there even a choice really? Where else can I take all of this? Who else has the ability to see what lies ahead if we stay the course?
There is but One.
His Name is Jesus.
Because of my current circumstances, I have learned that what I believe is truly what I believe because of where I place my trust.
I have once again chosen to take my eyes off of what it look likes and firmly place my trust in the God who can turn evil into good.
I often console myself with a phrase I coined, “This is not my forever home” and it’s not, but perhaps it’s the beginning of where I will live as I chose to live in Him.